Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 154894
Network causing machine hung, using r8169 drive
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:23:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I'm using Microsoft 2000 server backup utility to backup large files from windows 2000 servers (4-8 machines) to this Fedora machine through samba, the machine sometime froze (hung); if I unplug the network cable, the machine will go back to work normally.
I knew there're some patches related to r8169. Do the new Fedora kernel rpms include the patch or not?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Using NETGEAR GA311 Gigabit PCI NIC.
2.Fedora will load r8169 driver.
3.Have accounts on Fedora for SAMBA access.
4.Write high volumn data stream to the Fedora through SAMBA: the clients are Microsoft backup, backing its data up to Fedora.
Expected Results: When volumn of data stream is reaching the NIC capacity, the r8169 will cause the machine hung; if unplug the NIC, the machine will recover immediately itself.
> Do the new Fedora kernel rpms include the patch or not?
Can you still reproduce the issue with the patches I sent to you (i.e.
2.6.12-rc3 + http://oss.sgi.com/projects/netdev/archive/2005-03/msg00870.html)
This kernel isn't provided by Fedora Legacy, and this issue doesn't seem to have
security implications; reopen against a later Fedora Core release if the problem
still persists there.